Now this looks interesting (eBay link, which will die when the item is sold). There’s a rod attached to the handlebars, which pivot forward, connected to the front-wheel crankset. You kick off and pull and push (or
pulsh) on the bars; the rod will convert that linear motion to a rotary motion at the crankset and continue to drive the front wheel, like a steam locomotive. Here’s the seller’s description:
Amazing scooter / cycle. VERY rare (one-of-a-kind) demo. Patent pending. Combination kick scooter / front wheel drive vehicle.
~70″ L, 46.5″ High (at top of handlebars), 8″ high platform. Platform = 22″. How it works: You use it as a kick scooter – then push / pull the handlebars, in a rowing motion and the chain-driven front wheel drive can be engaged in a perpetual motion style. Uses standard 20″ Bicycle wheels Excellent source of fun (and exercise?), DEFINITE conversation piece! Excellent condition – prototype demo! $68 shipping w. insurance. Wheels will need to be removed for shipping. This bike / scooter / cycle needs to be seen, ridden to be believed – a true collectible. The pictures were taken with and without flash (color differences / some points of ‘flash glare’ are not defects…They are a representation of different angles and light that we tried).
Collectors…Get Ready! The Owner of Enginepowered spent years amassing a HUGE personal collection (He is 76!!!). We FINALLY got Dave to agree to part with many of his treasured pieces (SMILE). See other Auctions for similar items.
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